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Projector retrofit
« on: March 20, 2010, 07:59:09 PM »
Anybody have tried this?

« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 03:56:52 AM by omegals »

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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2010, 08:43:02 PM »
WHAT THE  ???????????????????
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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2010, 09:02:55 PM »
WHAT THE  ???????????????????
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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2010, 10:20:37 PM »
is that the same as pedros then ? :-[
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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2010, 01:24:00 AM »
Nope, not mine.
That's Andreas's (think that's his name!) - the mentalist Scandanavian who, along with his mates, is trying to get a reliable 1000bhp from a Lotus Omega and he made this set up himself.
They are a bit stricter in Sweden when it comes to HID lighting, he had to either fit the projector lights ......... or go the whole hog and fit the sensors to the axles (like Omega B's and all factory cars with HID's), and auto adjusters in the headlight units themselves to allow it to ass the Swedish MOT test. fair play really, as you don't really wanna get blinded by an HID light!

It's OK and legal  to have HID Xenon burners in reflective (like Carlton) headlight unit, as long as you cannot see them with the naked eye (there's an arc-eye issue, which is bollox as the arc is behind glass), and the necessary sensors are fitted, to help cut out any glare......
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You can fit them  - quite happily - to projective headlight units (like Calibra and alot of new cars - as Andreas has done) and get away with it, as you cannot see the burner with the naked eye.

I have simply fitted HID's to mine (see the How To section) and my MOT guy has said that as there is a good and proper dip beam pattern, he can't fail it.

He might not be as happy with the HID driving lights this year..............

Typical British red tape and grey area syndrome then!!!
« Last Edit: March 21, 2010, 10:39:29 AM by Pedro »

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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2010, 09:21:12 AM »
I like those... ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2015, 11:18:49 PM »
Wow, I wonder how he's made the clear lenses?

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2015, 11:23:17 PM »
I don't think he made clear lenses

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Re: Projector retrofit
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 07:54:11 PM »
You really need clear lenses as the original glass ones mess the beam pattern up and it fails the MOT.
Also for any headlights emitting more than 2300 lumens (HID or LED) you HAVE to have washers for them.
 That's for UK use.

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